Deborah Simpkin King, Artistic Director & Founder

Review Ember’s COVID Rehearsal Protocols

April 16 & 18


One live concert : One live-streamed concert

Ember, the critically acclaimed choral ensemble of Schola Cantorum on Hudson will present a live concert and a second, virtual concert entitled Release in which they will examine this unique time in our lives, the time between what was and what will be.

Friday, April 16, 2021 8:00 pm

Live Performance: Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 217 Prospect Street, South Orange, NJ 07079. Tickets available starting at $10.00.

Sunday, April 18, 2021 5:00 pm

Live Streaming Performance: Streaming of a live, immersive 360° virtual reality performance. Tickets available starting at $10.00

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The New Season Begins

Ember at Boscobel Gardens

Using the latest scientific data regarding singing during the COVID pandemic, and adhering to extremely strict health protocols, Ember came together on the beautiful grounds of Boscobel House and Gardens in Garrison, NY for its first in-person singing since March..

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Ember Announces Its 26th Season

Our commitment to audience members and to singers places safety and health first, engaging directly only in times, places, and ways that protect, and only for reasons of deepening and enlivening the human journey.

As we continue our commitment to eclectic programming with a social purpose, with our marvelous singers of diverse backgrounds, Ember is taking new, proactive, and deliberate steps to prioritize increasing involvement with persons of color.

  • Ember will perform concerts in NYC and NJ in March and May, including a commissioned double premiere of works by Eric Banks and Robert Paterson.
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25th Anniversary Season
Journey Back

To Live Performance

Ember’s Journey Back

Ember has been following closely the issues surrounding singing activity during the COVID crisis. Though we longed for the time when we could make music again, there was to be nothing hasty or ill-considered about our move back into live performance.

We required documented evidence as to what would provided a safe, healthy experience for audience members and singers alike. A significant study released in August at last provided solid information. We are bold to sing because we now possess the knowledge allowing us to do so safely.

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